In the running for the Giller

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Three McGill graduates are among the finalists for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Find out what they admire the most about their respective books’ protagonists and who their favourite professors were.

Bell gift supports mental health resources for students

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

McGill’s Mental Health Services Clinic is developing a new online tool that will help students assess their symptoms. The site will also steer them to the help they need.

Uncovering the many faces of Anonymous

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

In her new book, McGill professor Gabriella Coleman takes readers behind the Guy Fawkes mask to explore the intricacies and motivations of the notorious Anonymous hacker group.

Ales and arias

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Meet Mirella Amato, BMus’98, a good gal to know during Oktoberfest. She is Canada’s first Master Cicerone – a certified global beer sommelier – and her new book, Beerology, offers plenty of insights into the world of ales.

The man NHLers trust with their bodies

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Sportsnet calls Matt Nichol, BEd’98, “hockey’s best trainer” and his clients include NHL stars like Tyler Seguin. Pretty impressive for a guy who “felt like a fraud” when he began working in hockey.

On the frontlines in the Ebola crisis

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

As the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, Joanne Liu, MDCM’91, IMHL’14, has been playing a major role in trying to contain the world’s worst-ever Ebola epidemic.

Touring McGill through the eyes of a student

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

The student tour guides who work for McGill’s Welcome Centre, like Jeremy Rothschild, BSc’14, are encouraged to offer campus visitors “an authentic sense of what the student experience is like.”

Offering comfort to the disorganized and distracted

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Having trouble staying focused amid all the emails and tweets? In his new book, psychology professor Daniel Levitin offers advice on how to attain The Organized Mind. 

Tasty trends: Why some foods sizzle and others fizzle

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Why are we crazy about cupcakes, but blasé about fondues? In his latest book, author David Sax, BA’02, examines food trends.

A promising new approach to Alzheimer’s

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been maddeningly elusive. But a recent discovery by McGill researcher Judes Poirier points to a new strategy with huge potential.